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Villains and Bad Guys

Villains
19.5k voters29 Movie Villains Who Were Probably Right All AlongYou know the villain as the Big Bad, the truly horrible no-good person who has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. But as many grea...
Entertainment
4.7k votersThe Best Movies Where The Bad Guy WinsWhat is it that makes a psychological thriller even better than having an ending where the villain wins? Maybe it’s because it’s a...
Entertainment
2k votersMovie Villains That Made Us Say 'Forget The Hero, I'm With The Bad Guy'In most movies, there is a clear cut distinction between good and evil characters. But sometimes, as the story unfolds, the lines ...
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212 votersEvil Henchmen To Have On Your Side When Trying To Take Over The World, Ranked By UsefulnessWhich personal army is the best personal army when it comes to world domination? Can the candy-savvy Oompa Loompas help cook up an...
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123 voters15 Times Villains Created The Hero Who Took Them DownA hero is only as good as their villain, right? And in many cases, a villain is only as bad as the heroes that oppose them. In fac...
Comic Books & Characters
738 votersThe Smartest Villains In Superhero Movie HistorySuperheroes usually end up winning at the end of the day, but the smartest supervillains in film history deserve their day in the ...
Entertainment
378 votersTruly Evil Villains Who We Still Love And Want To Be Our FriendsAs it turns out, not every villain is an ugly, unlikeable monster. Some actually possess a few redeeming qualities, some are just ...
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1.2k votersAwesome Movie Villains Who Get Defeated Way Too EasilyThis history of cinema is littered with super scary and powerful villains who end up getting bumped off in a way that is either an...
Villains
3k voters17 Characters Who Broke Bad (Other Than Walter White)Change is one of the few commonalities virtually all good fictional characters share. The journey of how they change is what makes...
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527 voters14 Villains Who Messed Up Their Own Plans By MonologuingWhat is it with villains and monologues? No matter how certain their success is, how close they are to tasting victory, they still...
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713 votersTV Villains You Didn't Realize Were Real PeopleIn the era of fairly accurate historical dramas like The Crown and Downton Abbey, it’s no secret that many television characters a...
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6k votersThe Most Likable Movie AntiheroesWhat makes an antihero cool? Well, they’re usually pretty multi-dimensional. They possess villainous qualities, yes, but there are...
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456 votersIrredeemably Evil Villains With Nothing To Sympathize WithCinema history has presented audiences with some antagonists that can truly only be described as pure evil villains. This type of ...
Fictional Characters
36.7k views15 Classic Examples of Chaotic Evil Characters“Chaotic evil (CE) creatures act with arbitrary violence, spurred by their greed, hatred, or bloodlust.” - Dungeons and Dragons Ba...
Villains
8.2k viewsBreaking Good: TV Characters Who Went From Antagonist To HeroOne goal of writing television characters is to make them feel as three-dimensional as possible. Just as real people can change an...
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31k votersThe Greatest Female VillainsThe best female villains include women whose roles are truly iconic and evil. Some of the greatest movie and television villains e...
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16.1k votersThe Best TV Villains Of All TimeThe best TV villains of all time rank among some of the greatest TV characters of all time as well as some of the creepiest TV cha...
The Best of the 2010s
252 votersThe Villains Who Hurt Us The Most Over The 2010sThe 2010s might just have been the “Decade of the Villain.” That period of 10 years brought fans across multiple mediums and genre...
Pop Culture
1.7k votersExtremely Evil Villains Who Are Legitimately FunnyVillains are some of our favorite characters. They allow the audience to escape from their own lives for a little while and take a...
Entertainment
214 voters12 Movie Villains Who Couldn't Stay Villains Because They Were Too CoolEvery good protagonist has an equal and opposing antagonist(s). A good villain should be just as complex as the hero, with an empa...